It’s that time of year, guys and gals. It’s about one month until Halloween which means it’s non-stop decorations and treats until the end of the year. We could all use the extra cheer this year though, right? Who knows what Halloween is really going to look like this year. What I DO know is that our family is dressing up in classic costumes this year (vampire, witch, ghost) whether or not Trick-Or-Treating happens, and we will also watching all the scary movies and baking all the festive treats.
I have to credit my four year old for coming up with the concept of these cookies, which are really more like whoopie pies, so let’s call them mini whoopie pies. They are grain free, gluten-free but they don’t taste healthy whatsoever, ha! They do call for sugar, but you could probably swap for stevia or monkfruit sweetener without any issue to make them sugar-free.
Gluten Free Halloween Whoopie Pie Monsters
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 5 tbsp sugar (or monkfruit, stevia, sweetener of choice)
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 5 tbsp melted butter
- 3 tsp honey
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar (put granulated sugar or sugar substitute in blender to make powdered sugar)
- ¾ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tbsp milk
- food color
- monster eyeballs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Blend all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- Melt butter and add to dry ingredients. Continue mixing as you add the honey and egg.
- Mix until fully blended. Once dough forms, roll into ball and place on parchment paper in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Remove dough from fridge and between two pieces of parchment paper, roll dough out until it is about ⅛-¼ inches thick.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out circles for your whoopie pies. Place cutouts on the lined cookie sheet and continue rolling out and cutting out your circles until all the dough is used.
- Place in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Let whoopies cool completely before adding the frosting
- Mix softened better in an hand mixer or standing mixer until fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk and mix until blended.
- Select your monster colors, and divide frosting into separate bowls before adding food coloring.
- Spread frosting with a knife (or piping bag) on each half the whoopie, and add another whoopie on top.
- Keep whoopies in fridge as frosting will soften at room temperature.
whoopie pies are sure to put a smile on the faces of your loved ones this holiday!